Anyone who has children can tell you that travelling with the little ones can make the experience less of a holiday and more of a logistical challenge (or even nightmare if they’re under 7).
Of course its probably better to take them along as you get to save on long distance calls back home and cut the panic-stricken worry (that something fatal will happen while you’re away) by a rather large margin, but if its a langorous, bestselling-novel-and-adult-conversation-packed relaxing holiday you’re looking for, then call Grandma and leave them at home.
But if you do decide to take them, here are some good tips:
1. Choose a Child-Friendly Hotel
This is, without a doubt the most vital factor as a child-friendly hotel actually expects your offspring to run wild in the lobby, splatter spaghetti and orange juice all over the coffee shop’s table and floor and if you’ve done your research, will offer life-enhancing extras like a “kids club”, baby sitting services, Disney dvds and a room service kiddie menu complete with high chair.
2. Go Prepared
I’m talking fully stocked medical kit, baby’s essentials (diapers, wipes, cutlery, food, disposable bibs etc) and some easy-pack favourite toys and books, as well as new ones to amuse on the way.